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The Board and Staff of Girls Rock Fort Worth want to be clear about where we stand as an organization. This is an important moment. The work of becoming anti-racist is just beginning, both globally and within the Girls Rock Fort Worth Community. The creative community, especially the music industry, would not be the same without the contributions of Black people (google Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, Sylvia Robinson, etc.).
Through our connection with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance over the years, we began to examine ourselves as individuals and as an organization. We recognize that our leadership consists of predominantly white women & men and this is problematic. The Board and Staff will be making anti-racism education and self-reflection a priority. We will weave what we have learned and continue to learn into the fabric of GRFW. We will offer educational resources to our campers, their families, and our volunteers.
Moving forward, we will share different ways to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, educational resources, and organizations that need financial support.
We will make space to listen and learn from the Black community and we will take up space to fight injustice. We cannot stay silent as long as marginalized communities experience oppression. ... See MoreSee Less